The family Gobiidae contains many species of usually small fish, often living on or very near the bottom. Many live in burrows in the sand, some of them in burrows built and maintained by symbiotic Alpheid "bulldozer" shrimp. Goby species that are always found with bulldozer shrimp are covered on a different page at Kwajalein Shrimp Gobies. The current page covers species that do not typically have shrimp partners. There are many goby species in the Marshalls for which we do not have photos; they are not covered on these pages. Also, many of these are not easy to identify, especially just from a photograph, so some of the names may need correction.
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